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  • DOJ Bullies Gibson into Submission: Will Congress Allow This to Happen Again?

    The Heritage Foundation has been writing about the problems that Gibson Guitar has faced for a long while now. Sadly, Gibson has bowed out of the fight due to bullying by Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors. Gibson has been strong-armed into paying a $300,000 fine and a $50,000 community service … More

    The SAFE DOSES Act: A Redundant Law and an Empty Gesture

    The SAFE DOSES Act, which just passed the House, makes stealing medical equipment a federal crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. There is no doubt that conduct of the kind mentioned in the SAFE DOSES Act is wrong and should be punished criminally. … More

    Protectionism Shuts Down "Nathan's" Hot Dogs

    In recent years, this country has been plagued with an epidemic of over-achieving teenage entrepreneurs who refuse to waste their youth sitting in their parents’ basements playing video games. These youths are entering the marketplace in droves to peddle hot dogs and lemonade without any thought to what that kind … More

    How Many Ways Can You Spell "Fraud"?

    The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2013, introduced in the Senate last month, would make it a felony to make false statements on affidavits in order to receive federal funding. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Now there will finally be a law on the books … More

    New Regulations Equal New Crimes: Congress’s Overreliance on Criminal Statutes as Regulatory Tools

    There is currently a bill before the Senate to establish a Concrete Masonry Products Board, the purpose of which is to “carry out a coordinated program of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for concrete masonry products.” The fact that the government feels the need to … More